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2wd prerunner!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by calixto25, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Sep 20, 2013 at 1:43 AM
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    calixto25

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    I have a 2005 tacoma sport 2wd v6. I want to put long travel on the truck soon and basically be able to take it to pismo beach and the dunes. But I want to make sure I am not going to be axle deep stuck in sand all the time lol. I was thinking if I had a locking rear diff with some mud terrain tires aired down would work or am I going to be getting pulled out all day haha.
     
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    You will be fine as long as you keep the throttle down through the soft sand and make sure you have buddies with 4wd
     
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    I'm interested to see what people say about this. I think you'd be fine as long as you are smart. Crossing that "river" into Pismo could be harry though...

    You may want to carry some traction pads like these http://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-Winch-Accessories/Bushranger-Sand-Tracks.aspx?t_c=18&t_s=190&t_pt=9592&t_pn=ARB54X07

    Also, keep a tow strap in your truck! If you get stuck, people will be more likely to help if you already have the tow strap connected.

    I have a PreRunner and have been off road many times and only gotten stuck once... I got out by putting a carpet sample under my wheel.. Air Down your tires...

    Last time in the desert, I found a loose sandy trail and my new BFG's preformed great!
     
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    do not afraid
    don't forget to air down~
     
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    I've not seen this done, but you may think about getting a cheap pair of rims and putting a paddle tire on it?!?!?! When you get there, you could switch out your rear tires and then you would really have something! I wouldn't use a paddle tire with the diff locked though. Just a thought.. I'm sure mud-terrains will do fine.
     
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    Tacos are too slow for paddles. Some AT's or MT's and air down...don't stop in the soft stuff, just keep the momentum going.
     
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    Mud terrains might have too aggressive of tread for sand. You want to float, not dig in to find traction.

    Momentum is key as everyone said and coast to a stop. Avoid heavy braking. Drop down to around 12 PSI. You may need to let out more air depending on the sand.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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    thanks for all the info on the topic. I am still not sure what i want to do. I really want to be able to go and just wramp if I wanted to and not have to worry about it. I guess I might have to trade the 2wd in for a 4x4 :D
     

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